A sum of Rs. 140 crore have been allocated in the State budget presented by B S Yediyurappa today.
This is the 50% contribution of the State for the said project the rest would be borne by the center.
This project was pending as the state had not yet made any allocation for the same.
This is for the NH4A stretch from Zad Shahpur to Bennali.
Abhay Patil had met the Chief minister in this regards and had informed him about the same.
Mr.Patil said that as he was made aware of this clause he has spoken about the same to the Chief Secretary and also the Chief Minister for the inclusion of a sum of around 190 crore as the share of the 50% land acquisition cost.
Efforts are on that, the 190 crore allocation may be made in the upcoming budget so that the consent letter could be forwarded to NHAI.
Once the Letter of consent is sent to NHAI, it will then start the land acquisition process along with the Tender process which could be PPP or other models as deemed fit.
After the tender is awarded it may take 24 months for the project to be completed of 58 kms out of the 69 kms. The remaining 11 kms stretch comes under Forest for which approvals will have to be taken and as there are 3 separate packages 2 can be executed and one even if delayed will ease a load of traffic in the city.